MEDINA, Ohio – A new trial date has been set for the father of a 21-month-old Ohio girl whose decomposed body was found in a crib.
Thirty-five-year-old Eric Warfel is scheduled for trial May 23 on charges including corpse abuse, tampering with evidence and other offenses. Warfel had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, but was found competent to stand trial.
Ember Warfel's body was discovered in July by a cable company worker in a Medina (meh-DY'-nuh) apartment. Prosecutors say Ember's autopsy has been completed but the coroner hasn't ruled on a cause of death.
The Medina County coroner has said the final report has taken unusually long because of the level of decomposition.
Warfel had another daughter who died in 2013. That was ruled a "sudden unexplained infant death."